I'm having trouble putting a rib into a sheet metal part for strength. I would like to put it in along the 90 deg bend in the middle about a 1/4 inch deep. Not sure how to go about doing it.
1.Draw a line according to your rib requirement.
2.Select rib command.
3.Set direction and other parameters.
4.click green check mark.
5.Solidworks automatically create it.
thank you for your help, but how do i get it to unfold? plus the rib is only from one side the indent should be coming from the top.
I don't know their is exact way for it. But using trike you can archive. Make extrude cut like image.
Are you looking for a weld in gusset or a stamped in boss?
no weld the rib will be applied the same time the flange is bent.
Use a forming tool to apply the rib.
Has to be a sheet metal part
There are some samples with Solidworks
To unfold suppress the rib feature
SW at least thru 2011 won't flatten a forming tool feature